Psychometric Testing: Traditionally most boys complete the Morrisby psychometric tests and interest questionnaires early in the Michaelmas term. After computer analysis a detailed personal report is produced, commenting on strengths, weaknesses, interests, and ambitions. Later in the Michaelmas term all those who took Morrisby Tests are interviewed individually by outside Careers Consultants and the test results are analysed and discussed. In addition to examining possible career options, AS and A2 level choices are discussed to see that these would be appropriate. The full report is then handed to the boy to share with his parents.
AS Level Choices: At the end of the Michaelmas Term of the Fifth Form, all boys and their parents receive a pamphlet describing the 'AS' Level subjects available and giving advice on choice of subjects and combinations. A time is set aside at the beginning of the Lent term for boys to talk to members of staff and the University and Careers Adviser as to the appropriateness of their choices, both in terms of their academic ability and with reference to their university course choices. A few days later parents attend the Fifth Form parents' evening which allows for more exchange of ideas and guidance. This is followed by an exeat after which boys hand in their 'AS' Level choices, confirmed by their parents.
Compulsory Work Experience Week: All Fifth Form boys undertake a five day period of work experience at the end of GCSEs. Boys can arrange their own work experience, or placements can be found through the school, using our extensive network of Old Tonbridgians, parents and friends of the school.
Careers Evenings: About five such evenings are arranged during the year, each focusing on one major Career area such as Law, Medicine Engineering, The City etc. Aimed at the Fifth and Sixth Years, all are invited to hear an admissions tutor and employer present career details, requirements and advice. We use recent Old Tonbridgians as well as more established members of the different careers areas. Parents are also invited to attend. These evenins are led by the Universities and Careers Adviser, and other members of the Common Room with expertise in that area.
Lower Sixth Form Induction: Following the work experience week, and before the end of the Summer term there are three days of induction, in which boys are given an introduction to their AS courses, as well as participating in a number of study skills and leadership and development exercises.